There’s a church in Rome that is one of the evidences that some pages of art history books should be rewritten. Near the Pantheon, the architectural decoration of the chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena arose in fact as the early and original contribution from Rome to Rococo art, showing how its authentic Roman soul connected with its international one.

There’s a church in Rome that is one of the evidences that some pages of art history books should be rewritten. Near the Pantheon, the architectural decoration of the chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena arose in fact as the early and original contribution from Rome to Rococo art, showing how its authentic Roman soul connected with its international one.

Interior of the chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, Rome

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Interior of the chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, Rome

Ceiling of the chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, Rome

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Ceiling of the chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, Rome

Emanuele Rodriguez Dos Santos, Francesco Rosa, Gerolamo Pesce, Domenico Vellani and Domenico Barbiani, Sagrestia della Maddalena (Sacristy of chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena), 1738-1740

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Emanuele Rodriguez Dos Santos, Francesco Rosa, Gerolamo Pesce, Domenico Vellani and Domenico Barbiani, Sagrestia della Maddalena (Sacristy of chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena), 1738-1740

The basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere façade

Medieval frescoes at the basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

The basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere façade

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New article on Milestone Rome: "Basilica dei Santi Cosma e Damiano: medieval treasures of a church bloomed in the Roman Forum". Let us know your thoughts in the comments! If you wish to keep updated about the next articles publication and project developments, feel free to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. #MilestoneRome #Rome

Francesco Borromini, interior of the chiesa di San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, also called "San Carlino"

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Francesco Borromini, interior of the chiesa di San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, also called "San Carlino"

Behind the popular piazza Navona, there’s a hidden place in Rome where the smell of the past still reigns and the noisy strides of history become gentle and slow. One of the most ancient public libraries in the whole Europe and the earliest to publicly open in Rome at the beginning of the 17th century, the Biblioteca Angelica still survives today and it’s one of the most renowned institutions conserving almost intact its huge bequest of its historic collections.

Biblioteca Angelica, the earliest public library in modern Rome

Behind the popular piazza Navona, there’s a hidden place in Rome where the smell of the past still reigns and the noisy strides of history become gentle and slow. One of the most ancient public libraries in the whole Europe and the earliest to publicly open in Rome at the beginning of the 17th century, the Biblioteca Angelica still survives today and it’s one of the most renowned institutions conserving almost intact its huge bequest of its historic collections.

Façade of the chiesa di Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome

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Façade of the chiesa di Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome

The Ara Pacis Augustae (Latin, "Altar of Augustan Peace"; commonly shortened to Ara Pacis) is an altar in Rome dedicated to Pax, the Roman goddess of Peace.

The Ara Pacis Augustae (Latin, "Altar of Augustan Peace"; commonly shortened to Ara Pacis) is an altar in Rome dedicated to Pax, the Roman goddess of Peace.

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